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Police, Military Training Exercises Hit LA

Police and military training exercises take place during the week of Jan. 23, 2012

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    U.S. military officials and local police agencies participate in an annual urban tactics training exercise in downtown Los Angeles during the week of Jan. 23, 2012. (Published Friday, Jan. 27, 2012)

    A joint military and police training exercise in which Black Hawk helicopters have been flying over the skies of downtown Los Angeles over the last few days ends Thursday night, officials said.

    Los Angeles police say the training is part of an annual operation in which local police agencies participate with the U.S. military on tactics in urban environments, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman.

    Residents could see and hear the thumping on Wednesday night of Black Hawk and OH-6 helicopters flying over downtown. Officials used Dodger Stadium as the staging area for some of the choppers.

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